The NAMM Show 2013 is now over but we’re still basking in what a great time we had there and remembering all the cool people we met. It was the first time for Loog Guitars at NAMM ever, so we knew we were bound for a good time. But the reality exceeded even our wildest expectations – and we even won an award!
Everything started off awesomely when we were selected out of thousands of exhibitors for the Media Preview Day. Edgard and German helped out showcase the Loog and play with whoever was up to it. This podcast made by Hittin’ Media pretty much records our first day there, as well as this video by Suzanne Perry:
What came next was a whirlwind of new people, impromptu jamming sessions and awesomeness (have I said awesome too much yet?). We met up with old friends and made some new ones. Damian Fanelli from Guitar World dropped by and enjoyed his demo (thanks for the tweet and pic, Damian!), Tom Dumont from No Doubt became the Loog’s newest fan, we caught up with Lucky Diaz… and we won the Best Tools for Schools award given by School Band & Orchestra Magazine (with participation from -wait for it- the Museum of Making Music).
Just imagine just how much we freaked out. Go on, we’ll wait. We shared the podium with names like Yamaha and Alfred Publishing, and were chosen from so many really cool tools by those who get it the most – music educators from around the country who just dropped by and then voted via ballot. All in all, an amazing experience and kind of a graduating ceremony for the Loog.
We also took advantage of the grand occasion to announce a new updated design for the Loog Guitar, which we now know will start shipping in March. And just in case you didn’t catch our tweets and posts yesterday, everyone getting a Loog from now on will not only receive it but get a free, surprise package in the mail come March – well, actually, you’ll be getting an adjustable-height bridge in the mail to go with your new Loog, but don’t tell anyone we told you 😉
And just in case we didn’t manage to convey how awesome NAMM is, check out the pictures we uploaded yesterday to Facebook or this little video of everyone just jamming at the show:
Thanks to everyone who made this NAMM so, so special for us! And, well, see you next year – or on February 10th at the NY Toy Fair. You’ll be seeing a lot of us this year for sure!